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July 18, 2014

Friday Reading List: Walking Away From Common Core, NCLB Waivers

There was a ton of state activity this week, with implications for federal policy, most of it centered around ... you guessed it ... Common Core. For more, check out there good reads:

July 16, 2014

Off to the Races: House and Senate Campaigns with Strong Education Angles

As we move deeper into midterm election season, here's a preview of some potentially competitive House and Senate races with ramifications for education.

July 10, 2014

House Education Committee Clears Three Higher Ed. Bills

The Education and the Workforce Committee cleared three bills with bipartisan support Thursday in its opening bid to reauthorize the Higher Education Act.

July 09, 2014

Workforce Training Bill Slated for House Passage

The House is set to pass the bipartisan workforce development bill Wednesday afternoon by a wide margin. The measure would provide greater access to job training for students entering the workforce with special needs.

June 26, 2014

House Republicans Roll Out Series of Higher Education Bills

House Republicans introduced three bills Thursday afternoon in their opening bid to overhaul the Higher Education Act, including a proposal to simplify the student loan application.

June 25, 2014

Senate to Vote on Workforce Training Bill; Harkin Unveils Higher Education Plans

The bipartisan workforce training bill is scheduled for a vote in the Senate, and Senate Democrats plan to unveil their proposal to reauthorize the Higher Education Act.

June 20, 2014

Lawmakers Clear Bipartisan Workforce Bill for Senate Vote

Senate Democrats and Republicans, some of whom have been working more than a decade to overhaul the federal workforce training law, may finally have their day on the chamber floor.

June 12, 2014

Delay in Education Appropriations Process Angers Republicans

The Senate committee responsible for funding education has postponed the markup up of its federal fiscal 2015 spending bill, and Republicans are angry.

June 10, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Charter School Proponent, Loses Primary

In a stunning upset, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost in the Republican primary for the 7th District of Virginia on Tuesday to Tea Party challenger Dave Brat.

June 09, 2014

Alexander Slams Student Loan Proposals, Urges ESEA Fix Instead

Sen. Lamar Alexander sounds off on a Democratic student loan refinancing proposal and a series of executive actions to cap student loan interest rates.

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